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Senior events abound

All sorts of events geared at seniors will take place throughout October.

As election creeps up, so do candidates

The Donald gets creepy

Normally, I wouldn't stoop to such untactful bluntness in my descriptions, but since he's declared bad taste to be acceptable, this is a chance to get rid of the polite facade and discuss him honestly.

Free tech training for all vets

Learn more after service

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched two training programs as part of the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative — and they're both free and don't use up GI Bill benefits.

Most medications increase fall risk

How to keep risk low

Since almost all medications are associated with fall risk, reducing the overall number of medications should be a goal for all of us who prescribe medication for older people.

Ask a Trainer: Senior Sneakers

How to tackle knee pain

Our legs are easily one of the most important parts of our body, since they allow us to walk around as well as swim with the grandkids!

Mark your calendar for Medicare open enrollment

Mark this on your calendar: Oct. 15.

It's during this period that you'll need to take a hard look at how well your plan has served you so far this year.

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Central Florida seniors volunteer to teach kids healthy habits

Fostering the next generation

The Catch Healthy Habits program gets senior citizens to interact with K-5 kids and teach them ways to stay healthy and active.

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Activities abound

September is jam-packed with events for seniors in Central Florida.

The Trump card: Who will win GOP bid?

Is it premature to ask who Donald Trump will choose to be his vice-presidential running mate?

No matter what absurdity The Donald spouts, no matter how bigoted or simple-minded, he maintains his lead in the polls ranking the GOP candidates.

Fess up: Your doctor has heard it all

Please don't be embarrassed

I guarantee you that your doctor has seen them many times before. The sooner you are seen, the faster you can get relief.

Ask a Trainer: The role of genetics in aging

One of my favorite sayings that I repeat with clients regularly is that genetics may load the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger.

Although there may be genetic factors that increase your susceptibility to something such as chronic arthritis, you may certainly be able to prevent such a severe misfortune by taking pro-active steps.

The growing number of immigration secessionists

It turns out that everything we've heard about the evils of states and localities defying federal law is wrong.

Through the years, the left has created dozens upon dozens of so-called sanctuary cities devoted to frustrating federal immigration enforcement.

Study shows women have higher Alzheimer's risk

Bad news for females

Research reported at the recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference has some bad news for half of us ... the female half.

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Senior events abound

Your guide to the best senior events happening in Central Florida in August.

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Veteran astronaut comes to Altamonte for talk

A life of flight

On Aug. 14, Bob Springer, fighter/bomber pilot, Top Gun aviator and NASA astronaut will speak at a special event for veterans at One Senior Place in Altamonte Springs.